Quote/s of the Day – 2 September – Wednesday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time, Readings: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Psalms 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21, Luke 4:38-44
“And the people sought him and came to him
and would have kept him from leaving them,
but he said to them,
I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God
to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”
“Peace be with you
as the Father has sent me,
even so I send you.”
“Proclaim the word;
whether it is convenient or inconvenient;
through all patience and teaching.”
2 Timothy 4:2
“Lord, if Your people still have need
of my services,
I will not avoid the toil.
Your will be done.
I have fought the good fight long enough.
Yet, if You bid me to continue to hold
the battle line, in defence of Your camp,
I will never beg to be excused
from failing strength.
I will do the work You entrust to me.
While You command,
I will fight beneath Your banner.
St Martin de Tours (c 316-397)
“I preached myself,
the scholars came and praised me.
I preached Christ,
the sinners came and thanked me.”
St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)
Doctor of the Church
“It is no use walking somewhere to preach,
unless our walking is our preaching.”
St Francis of Assisi (c 1181-1226)
“What a tragedy,
how many souls
are being shut out of heaven
and falling into hell,
thanks to you!”
St Francis Xavier (1506-1552)
“Christ has no body on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which, the compassion of Christ, looks out to the world.
Yours are the feet,
with which, He is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands,
with which, He is to bless others now.”
St Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Doctor of the Church
“Never say to God: “Enough;”
simply say, “I am ready.”
Bl Sebastian Valfre (1629-1710)
“I greatly desire to become a saint,
that I may be able to make others saints
and thus procure the glory of God.”
St Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)
ask yourself only
what the Master would have done
and do that.”
Bl Charles of Jesus de Foucauld (1858-1916)
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